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Protein Secondary Structure Prediction in 2018

  • Edda Kloppmann
  • Jonas ReebEmail author
  • Peter Hönigschmid
  • Burkhard Rost
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35943-9_429-1



Protein secondary structure prediction aims at the prediction of secondary structure on the residue level from sequence information alone. Predicted are commonly alpha-helices and beta-strands, i.e., the most prevalent regular secondary structure segments. On the opposite side of regular secondary structure are irregular or disordered regions often referred to as loops, random coils, or disorder.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edda Kloppmann
    • 1
  • Jonas Reeb
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter Hönigschmid
    • 2
  • Burkhard Rost
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität München, Wissenschaftszentrum WeihenstephanFreisingGermany

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